Royal romance stamps go on sale today

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Luxembourg's special edition stamps to celebrate the engagement of Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume to Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy went on sale on Tuesday.

The block of two stamps showing the royal love birds is to go on sale from September 25. Worth 60 euro cents and 85 euros cents respectively, the stamps depict stunning photographs taken of the couple following the announcement of their engagement on April 26, this year.

Prince Guillaume, 30, is the eldest son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Countess Stéphanie was born on February 18, 1984, in the Flemish town of Ronse in the southwestern Belgian province of East Flanders. She is the youngest of eight children born to Count Philippe de Lannoy and the late Countess Alix della Faille de Laverghem.

The wedding, which has been scheduled for October 20, in Luxembourg, is eagerly awaited by residents and royal fans alike. It will ensure Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy's place as future Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and the mother of the next Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess.

To obtain your special edition engagement stamps, visit your local post office.